Russia

 
  • Op-Ed
    Russia-West Rivalry Over Ukraine Is Higher Priority Than Security
    Pavel Koshkin, Dmitri Trenin September 15, 2014 Russia Direct

    Even a threat like Islamic terrorism won’t force Russia and the Unites States to make security collaboration a higher priority than geopolitical rivalry over Ukraine.

     
  • Op-Ed
    West’s Antics Pushing Russia Closer to China
    Dmitri Trenin September 12, 2014 China Daily

    The apparently long-term rupture of Russia’s relations with the West offers an opportunity to China to enhance its already close relationship with the Kremlin and thus turn the global geopolitical balance in its favor.

     
  • Op-Ed
    What’s Worse Than Vladimir Putin?
    Eugene Rumer September 12, 2014 POLITICO Magazine

    If current hostilities endure and sanctions grow more painful, it is possible that the next Russian leader could be even more anti-Western and recalcitrant than Putin is.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Give Diplomacy With Russia a Chance
    Jack F. Matlock Jr., Thomas R. Pickering, James Collins September 8, 2014 New York Times

    The crisis over Ukraine has all but frozen official communication between the United States and Russia. It is time to reengage Russia diplomatically.

     
  • Op-Ed
    ‘The NATO Show’: Putin’s Favorite Comedy?
    David Rothkopf September 5, 2014 CNN

    Putin is a distraction with which NATO is ill-prepared to deal.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Forget NATO, Russia’s Got Bigger Problems
    Judy Dempsey September 2, 2014 Moscow Times

    Western sanctions and NATO’s threats are no deterrence when it comes to thwarting Putin’s ambitions. What might stop him is his own combustible southern flank.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Fog Lifts to Show Russia at War
    Ulrich Speck August 29, 2014 CNN

    Russia’s deployment of troops in Ukraine marks the end of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s attempts to prevent the worst through diplomacy.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Putin Ends the Interregnum
    Lilia Shevtsova August 28, 2014 American Interest

    Vladimir Putin’s increasingly reckless interventions in Ukraine should force the West to reevaluate everything it thought it knew about the collapse of the Soviet Union and the past two decades of Western policy on Russia.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Can Germany Save Ukraine?
    Dmitri Trenin August 28, 2014 National Interest

    Berlin is critical to any future settlement of the Ukraine crisis. It is too difficult to reach a deal on the settlement, but the absence of any deal deemed minimally acceptable to all sides would steer Europe toward an abyss.

     
  • Op-Ed
    As US, EU Close Doors, China, Russia Open New Ones
    Dmitri Trenin August 24, 2014 Global Times

    Russia’s efforts to find an acceptable place for itself in the U.S.-led Western system have ended in a bitter disappointment. The changing trading patterns point to a new era in Moscow’s foreign relations, in which Sino-Russian relations will be taking center stage.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Kazakh Concerns: Lessons From Ukraine
    Alexey Malashenko September 19, 2014

    The Ukraine crisis has betrayed fissures in the Russo-Kazakh relationship. It is difficult to predict a post-Nazarbayev Kazakh policy toward Russia, but developments in Ukraine suggest that future Kazakh leaders will have to deal with a new source of friction with the Kremlin.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Worse Than the Cold War
    Alexei Arbatov September 16, 2014

    The growing hostility between the Russian and American societies accompanies the tensions in state bilateral relations.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    EU and Ukraine: What a Mess
    Balázs Jarábik September 15, 2014

    The EU and Ukraine have suspended provisional application of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) until the end of 2015. Though their decision might look like Putin’s victory, this conclusion is not obvious. It is high time to stop viewing Ukraine through the prism of Russia policy.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Armenian Maneuvers
    Thomas de Waal September 11, 2014

    Last year, Armenian President Sargsyan committed his country to joining Putin’s Eurasian Union, instead of going toward the EU. A year on, serious discussions between the EU and Yerevan on how to re-launch the relationship have yet to start.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Ukraine Is Changing the Post–Cold War World
    Judy Dempsey September 11, 2014

    The Ukraine crisis is set to have a profound effect on how the West, particularly Germany and the United States, delineates its foreign policy responsibilities.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Russia and the New South East Asia
    Akio Kawato September 9, 2014

    East Asia is coming back to a phase in which economic considerations dominate. In this milieu Russia may lose her place in East Asia, because it will be deprived of an opportunity to play China against the West.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Russia and China: “Together Like Teeth and Lips”
    Yury Tavrovsky September 8, 2014

    Western sanctions against Russia are driving the Kremlin toward closer economic, political, and potentially military alignment with China.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Perception as Policy
    Isaac Webb September 7, 2014

    With tensions running high and diplomacy struggling to find a way out of the Ukraine crisis, inflammatory rhetoric violates the first rule of foreign policy: do no harm.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    How NATO Speaks to the Public
    Judy Dempsey September 4, 2014

    If NATO wants its member states to spend more on defense and security, it needs to reach out to the public to explain why defense matters.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    A Decade After, Terrorism Remains a Threat
    Alexey Malashenko September 4, 2014

    Russian terrorism is deeply rooted in politics, religion, and social issues. Also, it is part and parcel of the global radical movement. Ten years after the terrorist attack on a school in Beslan, the repeat of that tragedy is still possible.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Russia Doesn’t Care About Relationships
    Yukon Huang September 5, 2014 CNBC

    When countries export raw materials, as Russia does, they do not need to worry about their relationships with other countries because their products are easily marketable everywhere.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    What’s Driving Russia to Raise the Stakes in Ukraine?
    Andrew S. Weiss, Andrew Kramer, Andrei Tsygankov August 28, 2014 PBS NewsHour

    At various turns in the crisis in Ukraine, when it looked like Russia’s status on the ropes, Putin has chosen to escalate the situation.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Is There a New Cold War on the Horizon?
    James M. Acton July 30, 2014 Bloomberg TV

    The United States has accused Russia of violating a 1987 missile treaty.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Russian View of What Happened to Flight MH17
    Dmitri Trenin July 21, 2014 WBUR’s Here and Now

    With the international investigation of the Malaysian plane crash yet to begin in earnest, the West will base its understanding on evidence supplied mainly by the United States and Russia will see Western actions as punishment not for shooting down the plane, but rather for Moscow’s position on Ukraine.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Pivot Off-Balance?
    Douglas H. Paal July 10, 2014 RT’s Worlds Apart

    The U.S. rebalance toward East Asia is an effective strategy to unite diplomacy, economics and trade, and security in a critical and fast-growing region of the world.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    After Ukraine
    Jessica Tuchman Mathews June 9, 2014 UN Dispatch

    The post-Cold War era is over and the West is back into a standoff with Russia.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    A Weapon Without A Mission: U.S. Developing Boost-Glide Missile
    James M. Acton May 31, 2014 NPR

    The U.S. military has been working on a weapon that could strike remote targets quickly, a development that risks triggering a new arms race with foreign adversaries.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Ukraine’s Chocolate King Is Presidential Front-Runner
    Balázs Jarábik May 24, 2014 NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday

    Oligarch and presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko was one of the biggest supporters of the protests in Ukraine. With the government breaking down, people are now turning to him and other oligarchs.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Ukraine Crisis Hits a New Phase
    Eugene Rumer April 15, 2014 Bloomberg TV

    The Ukraine crisis has reached a new phase that could lead to outright conflict between Ukraine and Russia. However, it is not clear what Russia’s strategy is in Ukraine and what it hopes to achieve.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Empire Takes Back: It Could Happen Here
    Andrew S. Weiss April 9, 2014 Daily Show with Jon Stewart

    The people of Crimea, many of whom see themselves as either ex-Soviet or ethnically Russia, made the region ripe for Russian invasion and claims of human rights violations against the Russian minority living in Crimea were then used as justification for Russia’s invasion.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Kazakh Concerns: Lessons From Ukraine
    Alexey Malashenko September 19, 2014

    The Ukraine crisis has betrayed fissures in the Russo-Kazakh relationship. It is difficult to predict a post-Nazarbayev Kazakh policy toward Russia, but developments in Ukraine suggest that future Kazakh leaders will have to deal with a new source of friction with the Kremlin.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Worse Than the Cold War
    Alexei Arbatov September 16, 2014

    The growing hostility between the Russian and American societies accompanies the tensions in state bilateral relations.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Russia-West Rivalry Over Ukraine Is Higher Priority Than Security
    Pavel Koshkin, Dmitri Trenin September 15, 2014 Russia Direct

    Even a threat like Islamic terrorism won’t force Russia and the Unites States to make security collaboration a higher priority than geopolitical rivalry over Ukraine.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    EU and Ukraine: What a Mess
    Balázs Jarábik September 15, 2014

    The EU and Ukraine have suspended provisional application of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) until the end of 2015. Though their decision might look like Putin’s victory, this conclusion is not obvious. It is high time to stop viewing Ukraine through the prism of Russia policy.

     
  • Op-Ed
    West’s Antics Pushing Russia Closer to China
    Dmitri Trenin September 12, 2014 China Daily

    The apparently long-term rupture of Russia’s relations with the West offers an opportunity to China to enhance its already close relationship with the Kremlin and thus turn the global geopolitical balance in its favor.

     
  • Event
    Transatlantic Trends 2014
    Constanze Stelzenmüller, Lev Gudkov, Dmitri Trenin September 12, 2014 Moscow

    According to this year’s Transatlantic Trends survey, Russians have an increasingly unfavorable view of the United States and the EU. Americans and Europeans also had more negative outlooks toward Russia in 2014 than previous years.

     
  • Op-Ed
    What’s Worse Than Vladimir Putin?
    Eugene Rumer September 12, 2014 POLITICO Magazine

    If current hostilities endure and sanctions grow more painful, it is possible that the next Russian leader could be even more anti-Western and recalcitrant than Putin is.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Armenian Maneuvers
    Thomas de Waal September 11, 2014

    Last year, Armenian President Sargsyan committed his country to joining Putin’s Eurasian Union, instead of going toward the EU. A year on, serious discussions between the EU and Yerevan on how to re-launch the relationship have yet to start.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Ukraine Is Changing the Post–Cold War World
    Judy Dempsey September 11, 2014

    The Ukraine crisis is set to have a profound effect on how the West, particularly Germany and the United States, delineates its foreign policy responsibilities.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Russia and the New South East Asia
    Akio Kawato September 9, 2014

    East Asia is coming back to a phase in which economic considerations dominate. In this milieu Russia may lose her place in East Asia, because it will be deprived of an opportunity to play China against the West.

     

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Carnegie Experts on Russia

  • Alexei Arbatov
    Scholar in Residence
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center

    Arbatov, a former member of the State Duma, is the author of a number of books and numerous articles and papers on issues of global security, strategic stability, disarmament, and Russian military reform.

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  • James Collins
    Senior Associate, Russia and Eurasia Program;
    Diplomat in Residence

    Ambassador Collins was the U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation from 1997 to 2001 and is an expert on the former Soviet Union, its successor states, and the Middle East.

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  • Thomas de Waal
    Senior Associate
    Russia and Eurasia Program

    De Waal is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment, specializing primarily in the South Caucasus region comprising Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia and their breakaway territories as well as the wider Black Sea region.

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  • Stefan Lehne
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Lehne is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the post–Lisbon Treaty development of the European Union’s foreign policy, with a specific focus on relations between the EU and member states.

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  • Alexey Malashenko
    Scholar in Residence
    Religion, Society, and Security Program
    Moscow Center

    Malashenko is the chair of the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Religion, Society, and Security Program. He also taught at the Higher School of Economics from 2007 to 2008 and was a professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations from 2000 to 2006.

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  • Jessica Tuchman Mathews
    President

    Mathews is president of the Carnegie Endowment. Before her appointment in 1997, her career included posts in both the executive and legislative branches of government, in management and research in the nonprofit arena, and in journalism and science policy.

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  • Eugene Rumer
    Director and Senior Associate
    Russia and Eurasia Program

    Rumer, a former national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the U.S. National Intelligence Council, is a senior associate and the director of Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program.

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  • Gwendolyn Sasse
    Nonresident Associate
    Carnegie Europe

    Sasse is a nonresident associate at Carnegie Europe. Her research focuses on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, EU enlargement, and comparative democratization.

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  • Lilia Shevtsova
    Senior Associate
    Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program
    Moscow Center

    Shevtsova chairs the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center, dividing her time between Carnegie’s offices in Washington, DC, and Moscow. She has been with Carnegie since 1995.

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  • Petr Topychkanov
    Associate
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center

    Topychkanov is an associate in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.

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  • Dmitri Trenin
    Director
    Moscow Center

    Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.

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  • Andrew S. Weiss
    Vice President for Studies

    Weiss is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment, where he oversees research in Washington and Moscow on Russia and Eurasia.

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